Clean Harbors Settles EPA Hazardous Waste Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Waste management company Clean Harbors of Braintree Inc. agreed Friday to pay $650,000 to settle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claims that it violated federal standards for disposing, treating and storing hazardous waste.

As part of the settlement, Massachusetts-based Clean Harbors of Braintree will also plant 1,400 trees around Boston, a project estimated to be worth $1.06 million. It also agreed to certain injunctive relief, though specifics were not immediately available.

Following a 30-day public comment period, the EPA will request that the court to approve...
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